This is the first post in a series of articles in which I will discuss common issues that arise when parents seek to require their co-parent to have supervised visitation of their child. I have previously written a series explaining supervised visitation generally. The goal of this series is to take a more in-depth look at some of the specific issues that Las Vegas parents face when considering requesting supervised visitation. Another goal is to provide information that will assist parents in selecting a qualified family attorney to represent their interests during such a case. If you have questions about supervised visitation, contact my office to schedule a consultation.
This series will address the following key topics:
- The circumstances under which the Court will order supervised visitation
- Proving one’s case for supervised visitation
- Making false claims in an effort to win supervised visitation
- Proceeding to terminate parental rights after supervised visitation has already been ordered
Few things are more stressful for parents than fearing for their child’s safety when they visit their co-parent. Individuals in this situation commonly believe supervised visitation is necessary to protect their child. Before initiating a legal proceeding to make such a request, it is important to have an understanding of these subjects for a variety of reasons. First, supervised visitation is only ordered under certain limited circumstances. A parent may be of the opinion that their co-parent should not be left with their child unattended. It is important, however, to understand what the Court will consider to justify such an order. Second, like other legal proceedings, the Court will require objective evidence to prove that supervised visitation is necessary. Understanding how to prove one’s case is an important element in preparing for legal action. Third, unfortunately, it is not uncommon for one parent to make false allegations against the other when seeking supervised visitation. It is imperative to defend oneself against such falsehoods when this occurs. False allegations are not looked upon favorably by the Court and may result in the reduction or loss of the lying party’s parental rights. Finally, in some cases, a parent may decide that it is necessary to seek termination of the other parent’s rights. It is important to understand how this process works and the implications of such actions. An experienced attorney can help explain your options.
I understand that co-parenting can be stressful and that some circumstances justify supervised visitation to protect one’s child. I am dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service to my clients and give each case the respect and attention it deserves. If you need assistance, contact my office to speak with a Las Vegas family lawyer.